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South India Temples Tour A lifetime wish of a devout Hindu to visit these great pilgrimage centers and temples.


Tour Details

Day 01: Arrival at Chennai

On arriving at Chennai international airport, you shall be greeted by our representative, who will escort you to the hotel, in the heritage capital of Tamil Nadu. After a check in, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Chennai covering Valluvar Kottam, National Art and Government Museum, St George Fort, Marina Beach, Parthasarathi temple, Birla Planetarium, Guindy National Park, Snake Park, Anna Zoological Park and Theosophical society. Dinner and overnight stay shall be at the hotel.

Day 02: Chennai - Tirupati

After a scrumptious South Indian breakfast, your 140 km journey to the holy temple city of Tirupati shall commence. Once there, you shall check into a hotel and freshen up. A visit to Lord Balaji Temple shall be organized in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay shall be at the hotel.

Day 03: Tirupati - Chennai

Following a relishing breakfast, you shall be transported back to Chennai. The journey will take around three hours. Check into the hotel and relax for the evening. Dinner and overnight stay shall be at Chennai.

Day 04: Chennai - Mahabalipuram

Once you are done with an elaborate Tamilian breakfast, you shall be taken to Mahabalipuram, located at about 58 km from Chennai. Once there, you shall check into the hotel. A half day city tour will be made in the afternoon. Major highlights include Arjuna's Penance, which is known for dramatic rock sculptures, and Tiger's Cave, an intricately carved mandapa containing a wonderful shrine of Goddess Durga. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 05: Mahabalipuram

After a delightful breakfast, a sightseeing tour of the city will be made. You'll be visiting the magnificent rock temples, known as Five Rathas, which are a masterpiece of the Dravidian architecture. Also, you'll visit the Shore Temple. In the evening, return to the hotel for night's rest.

Day 06: Mahabalipuram - Tanjore

You shall be served with a mouthwatering South Indian breakfast at the hotel. Later on, a journey to Tanjore will begin. The distance of 309 km will be covered in about seven hours. Check into the hotel and relax for a while. In late afternoon, a sightseeing tour of the city will be made, wherein you'll visit Vijayanagra Fort, Siva Ganga Garden, etc. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Tanjore.

Day 07: Tanjore - Trichy - Tanjore

Once you have had a wholesome breakfast, a day long excursion to Trichy will start. Here, you will visit the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ganapathi. 434 steps cut out into the rock side and interspersed with shrines, lead to the temple. By evening, you shall return back to Tanjore for a relaxed dinner and overnight stay.

Day 08: Tanjore

A hearty breakfast shall be provided at the hotel, after which you shall visit the world famous Chola Temple of Brihadeeswarar, a perfect example of the glorious ancient Indian architecture. Evening would be for relaxation and overnight shall be at the hotel.

Day 09: Tanjore - Madurai

After an early morning breakfast, your journey to Madurai will begin, with a stopover at Karaikudi (Chettinad). Besides historical significance, the place offers special delectably spicy rare cuisine. The 183 km distance shall be covered in about four hours. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax for the night.

Day 10: Madurai

A palatable breakfast will be followed by a visit to the ostentatious, colorfully painted and sculpted Meenakshi Temple. This shrine is dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva and has intricately carved towering Gopurams. By watching the evening aarti at the Meenakshi Temple, you'll certainly feel the presence of divinity. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 11: Madurai - Rameswaram - Madurai

A delicious breakfast will be served at the hotel. Later, an excursion to Rameswaram shall be made. Rameswaram is a wonderful city of gentle sand and surf adorned with casurina trees and stark palms. Return to Madurai in the evening for dinner and night stay.

Day 12: Madurai - Trivandrum

Have a delectable breakfast and embark a six-hour journey to Trivandrum. Check in at the hotel upon arriving. Dinner and overnight stay will be made at the hotel.

Day 13: Trivandrum

After an appetizing breakfast, a city sightseeing tour will begin, starting with Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple. The trip will also include Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoological Garden, Reptile House, Observatory and Kanakakunnu Palace. Dinner and night's rest will be at the hotel.

Day 14: Trivandrum Departure

Enjoy the toothsome breakfast served at the hotel. You'll then be transferred to the airport as per your schedule to board a flight for onward journey.

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( Cost Per Person )


Price validity - 01 Oct 2014 to 31 March 2015 - except Dec 22 to Jan 05


    Budget     Standard     Deluxe
02 pax     $ 845
    £ 520
    € 654
    $ 1103
    £ 679
    € 854
    $ 1308
    £ 806
    € 1012
04 pax     $ 670
    £ 413
    € 519
    $ 902
    £ 555
    € 698
    $ 1129
    £ 695
    € 874
06 pax     $ 580
    £ 357
    € 449
    $ 840
    £ 517
    € 650
    $ 1048
    £ 645
    € 811
08 pax     $ 511
    £ 315
    € 395
    $ 772
    £ 475
    € 597
    $ 980
    £ 604
    € 758

Hotels Used:
City Budget Hotel Standard Hotel Deluxe Hotel
Chennai Emerald Hotel or similar Ambassador Pallav or similar The Park or similar
Tirupati Ramee Guestline or similar or similar or similar
Mahabalipuram Sea Breeae or similar MGM Beach Rsort or similar Chariot Beach Resort or similar
Thanjavur Star Residency or similar Parisutham or similar Sangam Hotel or similar
Madurai Madurai Residency or similar Royal Court or similar Heritance Madurai or similar
Trivandrum Magic Days or similar Saj Lucia or similar Fortune The South Park or similar

Package Inclusions

13 Nights accommodation on Twin/ Double Sharing at above mentioned hotels as per package.
Meal plan - Daily breakfast (Indian/ American) at above mentioned Hotels.
All arrival/ departure transfers and city sightseeing and inter city tour by Air Conditioned private Car as per itinerary.
Arrival/ departure transfer assistance at airports.
Services of English Speaking local guide during sightseeing as per itinerary except Tirupati and Rameshwaram.

Package Exclusions:

Any meal unless specified above (lunch/dinner), Personal nature expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.
Any airports tax and travel insurance etc. Services not specified above.
Entrance fees & Still camera or video camera fees at the various monuments and museums.
Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels.
Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees. (A Visa is required to visit India)
Government Service Tax @ 3.09%.


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